The Russian Foreign Ministry has officially confirmed that the operation of the Intermediate Nuclear Force Treaty has been terminated at the initiative of the United States as of August at the initiative of the United States, Report informs citing the TASS.
"On August 2, 2019 at the initiative of the American side the operation of the treaty between the Soviet Union and the United States on the elimination of intermediate and shorter range missiles signed in Washington on December 8, 1987 was terminated," the Foreign Ministry said on the legal information website today.
US Secretary of state Michael Pompeo said in his comment that Washington is also officially withdrawing from the Treaty Elimination of Their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF)
“On Feb 2nd, 2019 the U.S. gave Russia six months to return to compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Russia refused, so the treaty ends today. The U.S. will not remain party to a treaty when others violate it. Russia bears sole responsibility" Pompeo twitted.